The 2017 Domaine Jaume Generation is another hit in the same vein as the 2016, 2015 and 2014's were. The bistro bottling from the small southern Rhone producer is the kind of easy to drink, approachable value priced wine that you find being poured in bistros, brasseries and cafes all over France. It has low alcohol (under 14%), is loaded with juicy fruit and offers up a non-stop bouquet that seems to never end.
The Vinsobre grown blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre also has layer upon layer of fresh berry flavors making it a real crowd-pleaser that outshines wines that cost twice as much.
Unlike the '16 which was more spicy, the '17 is more aromatic and tasty with ripe blueberry, strawberry and black raspberry vs. its more peppery and blackberry tasting predecessor. That said, the 16 has bigger bones and likely wll age a bit longer, if you keep them around.
While many people will go for higher priced Northern Rhones, Chateauneuf du Papes and Gigondas producers, much like wines I find in the Ventoux, the Cotes du Rhone blend is a much more early drinking red that provides immediate enjoyment and gratification.